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London cycling to increase 10 fold after lockdown under new Transport for London scheme

Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have launched the ‘London Streetspace’ programme which will "transform" the capital's roads once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.

The Mayor's Office said access to public transport will be "dramatically" reduced once the restrictions are lifted and there could be concerns around social-distancing.

The new plan aims to give space to new cycle lanes and wider pavements to enable those walking and riding bikes to stay two meters apart

A spokesperson said with "London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of pre-crisis levels, millions of journeys a day will need to be made by other means," TfL is set to "rapidly repurpose" the capital's streets to help with a surge in cycling and walking.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The capacity of our public transport will be dramatically reduced post-coronavirus as a result of the huge challenges we face around social distancing.

"Everyone who can work from home must continue to do so for some time to come. The emergency measures included in our major strategic London Streetspace programme will help those who have to travel to work by fast-tracking the transformation of streets across our city. "


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